Maness Named Dean of Baylor Business School

Jan. 30, 1997

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas - Baylor University President Robert B. Sloan Jr. has named Dr. Terry S. Maness as permanent dean of Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. The appointment is subject to approval by the Baylor Board of Regents, whose next meeting is in March.

Maness has served as acting dean of the business school since March of last year, following the promotion of Dr. Richard C. Scott, Hankamer dean since 1977, as vice president for university development.

Numerous applications for the post of permanent dean were considered by members of a campus-wide search committee appointed last fall. The committee recommended Maness for the job.

Maness, 46, who previously served as professor and chair of the finance, insurance and real estate department at Hankamer, has been a member of the Hankamer faculty since 1972.

"Terry Maness will be an excellent dean for our School of Business," said Dr. Donald D. Schmeltekopf, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "He has the overwhelming support of the faculty at Hankamer. He is a true gentleman and an outstanding scholar, and I look forward to working with him in the years to come."

Maness, who serves as the Carr P. Collins Professor of Finance, received his undergraduate and master of science degrees from Baylor. He received a doctor of business administration degree from Indiana University. From 1978-81 he served as associate dean for undergraduate programs at Hankamer, and from 1976-77 he was a visiting assistant professor of finance at Indiana University.

He said he will endeavor to maintain the high standards established by Dr. Scott during his 19 years as dean of Hankamer, noting that "my efforts as dean will be dedicated to preserving and enhancing our solid reputation for quality education."

Maness received the Hankamer Distinguished Professor Award in 1982, the Hankamer Most Popular Professor Award in 1989, the Baylor University Distinguished Professor Award in 1984, and the "Top Prof" Award for the academic year 1980-81 from Mortar Board. He has authored a number of publications and books in his areas of academic expertise and has presented papers at major conferences throughout the United States and in Europe.

The largest professional school on the Baylor campus, Hankamer has more than 2,800 students, 120 faculty members and 30 staff members. The school has eight professional centers and six academic departments.

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